The cm-x86-13.0-rc1 is released - - The Android-x86 project is glad to announce cm-x86-13.0-rc1, the first release candidate of CyanogenMod 13.0 porting for Android-x86. The prebuilt images are...

The Android-x86 6.0-r1 released - - The Android-x86 project is glad to announce the 6.0-r1 release to public. This is the first stable release of Android-x86 6.0 (marshmallow-x86). The prebuilt images...

The Android-x86 6.0-rc1 released - - The Android-x86 project is glad to announce 6.0-rc1 release to public. This is the first release candidate for Android-x86 6.0 (marshmallow-x86) stable release. The...

Android Honeycomb 3.2 running on an ASUS Eee PC

Android-x86Interested in running Android on your computer? Well, short of buying FXI's Cotton Candy, it seems that an open source project called Android-x86 is currently working on a means to get Android up and running on your laptop or PC. It seems that so far so good, as the developers behind the project have successfully managed to load up Android Honeycomb 3.2 on various netbooks and laptops.

Intel’s x86 Android, smartphone, and tablet plans exposed

Android-x86Last week, Intel announced that it had added x86 optimizations to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, but the text of the announcement and included quotes were vague and a bit contradictory given the open nature of Android development. After discussing the topic with Intel we've compiled a laundry list of the company's work in Gingerbread and ICS thus far, and offered a few of our own thoughts on what to expect in 2012 as far as x86-powered smartphones and tablets are concerned.

Testing Android Applications with Maven, Android-x86 and VirtualBox

Android-x86For a few months now, I’ve been working on a small application called Cub Tracker which is designed to help Cub Scout den and pack leaders track the progress of the scouts assigned them. I’m a big fan of testing, so I’ve done my best to follow TDD as I’ve worked on the app. Early on, it became clear that I needed a better way to test, as the official Android app is slow and unreliable at times.

Opera Mobile on Android x86 at IDF 2011 (video)

Android-x86We discovered this little gem hidden deep within the recesses of the show floor at IDF 2011. It's none other than Opera Mobile running on a Honeycomb tablet -- not just any tablet, mind you, but Intel's Oak Trail-powered (Atom Z670) Green Ridge device. That's right, you're looking at Opera's web browser, compiled using the latest Android NDK and running natively on top of Android x86. First impressions?

Intel, Google Team to Optimize Android for Smartphones

Android-x86Intel and Google announced on Tuesday that they would partner to optimize future versions of the Android OS for smartphones and other mobile devices using Intel chips. Intel CEO Paul Otellini demonstrated a smartphone with the upcoming Medfield chip running on Android during a keynote at the Intel Developer Conference being held in San Francisco. However, Otellini didn't mention the version of Android running on the smartphone.

Intel and Google announce Android x86 optimization

Android-x86It's no secret how badly Intel wants in on the mobile computing market. The silicon manufacturer has been hard at work developing the technology inside emerging Ultrabooks, as well as putting their weight behind the tablet and smartphone OS MeeGo. Unfortunately for Intel, the effort behind MeeGo likely won't amount to much. Nokia has ditched the OS, leaving Intel with quite the conundrum.

System Requirements for the Android X86

Android-x86Android X86 is a project that ports the open-source version of the Android mobile operating system for computers and tablets; the "X86' refers to a 32-bit X86 processor. This project is small and unaffiliated with the official Android system. The system doesn't have traditional system requirements, as with a standard operating system, but rather a list of tested systems. When installing Android X86, choose a release that best matches your computer.

Intel, Google don't support Android to PC port

Android-x86MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--A developer in Taiwan has been making internet waves with his new but unauthorized release of a Google Android Ice Cream source code for x86 devices, aimed specifically at PCs. Chih-Wei Huang runs the Android-x86 group, which is not part of Google's official Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Instead, Huang's initiative is being funded and supported by Intel Corp's chip rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD).

Howto Install Android-x86 2.2 in VirtualBox

Android-x86Since Android-x86 2.2 was officially released a few days ago, I figured I'd provide a quick rundown of how to get it up and running in VirtualBox. All in all, it is pretty straightforward. Download, install, download, install. But if you've never installed a Linux based system before, some of the steps will look quite foreign. Plenty of screenshots will help with that!